Music: The Bang-Bang Quartet

When they came clattering into town after town in two dusty Mercedes, a Renault and a Citroen, the visitors from America looked more like a wandering minstrel show than a first-class string quartet. The cars sagged with musical scores and books, the roofs were piled high with luggage. Crammed in with the musicians and wives were eight children of assorted ages. But when they turned up in white tie and tails to play at the Tel Aviv Museum last week, the members of Chicago's Fine Arts Quartet won the same kind of tumultuous reception they have encountered everywhere on their three-month...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!